D: Seth Gordon
Paramount/Contrafilm/Montecito (Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonnan & Beau Flynn)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift [based on the television series created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz & Gregory J. Bonann)
DP: Eric Steelberg
Ed: Peter S. Elliott
Mus: Christopher Lennertz
Dwayne Johnson (Mitch Buchannon), Zac Efron (Matt Brody), Alexandra Daddario (Summer Quinn), Jon Bass (Ronnie Greenbaum), Priyanka Chopra (Victoria Leeds), Kelly Rohrbach (CJ Parker)
Baywatch is not a good film, but neither was the series, despite being a television staple throughout the 1990's.
Set on the sun-kissed beaches of Emerald Bay, where Lieutenant of lifeguards Mitch Buchannon oversees the safety of the visitors and is forced to take on three new Baywatch lifeguards, including obnoxious Olympic swimmer Matt a Brody, who he clashes heads with.
The lifeguard team soon uncover criminal affairs happening on their watch, but with limited judicial powers they take matters into their own hands to save their beach.
The humour here is very infantile, but as an easy, cheesy watch it's not the worst film in the world. The part fits Dwayne Johnson surprisingly well, but Zac Efron's "acting skills" stretch as far as flexing and sulking.
If you're looking for two muscular guys going topless at regular intervals or a bit of suntanned T&A, you've come to the right place. If you're after comedy, watch something else.